Event Description

The Infrastructure Collective Auckland: Networking Event at Brew on Quay

07 July 2022

New date announced!

Now that in-person events have returned, The infrastructure Collective, Auckland Chapter, thought we would get back into the social scene with a networking event at Brew on Quay. 

Brew on Quay

05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Millbrook Senior Infrastructure Leaders' Retreat

30 June 2022 - 01 July 2022

Infrastructure New Zealand is pleased to announce it's first Senior Leaders' Retreat, an exclusive, invite only event for senior industry leaders to gather and discuss New Zealand’s most pressing infrastructure challenges at the picturesque Millbrook Resort. Invited attendees will hear from a curated line up of speakers, the programme can be viewed here.

Millbrook Resort

The Infrastructure Collective Auckland: Digital construction in New Zealand with Fouad El Chikhani

23 June 2022

Fouad El Chikhani, Founder and Managing Director of FC International (FCI) will speak to members about the benefits of digital construction and share his recent experiences implementing technology on construction projects. He has planned an interactive session using augmented reality for everyone to experience. 

The use of technology in NZ often requires specialist consultant help to properly identify appropriate technological elements for the project and to get the best tangible value out of that technology. This is something that FCI specialise in.  

Dentons Kensington Swan

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Roundtable with Alan Sutherland

17 June 2022

With the first Water Entities Bill soon to be introduced into the House, we are pleased to have Alan Sutherland, Chief Executive, Water Industry Commission for Scotland, join us in-person to speak to the implications of New Zealand’s planned Three Waters reform programme for our sector. 

Infrastructure New Zealand

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


15 June 2022

Infrastructure New Zealand is pleased to announce our AGM which is being held at Aurecon on 15 June 2022 at 4pm at Level 3/185 Fanshawe Street, Auckland.  

After the AGM Claire Edmondson, Chief Executive, will launch Building Nations.  Following this will be an opportunity for networking from 5-6pm.


04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

WIN Waikato: Destination Playground – Hamilton Lake

31 May 2022

Come along to reconnect with other WIN Waikato chapter members in this lovely outdoor area and find out how it was developed.

Upgraded in 2020, the Hamilton Lake Playground is a destination playground which attracts a large number of visitors and is hugely popular. 

Verandah Café

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

WIN Auckland: The Pathway to Decarbonising Rail in Aotearoa

24 May 2022

In 2019, New Zealand passed the Zero Carbon amendment to the Climate Change Response Act. The amendment set a target requiring all greenhouse gases to reach net zero by 2050. This target creates a challenge for all sectors of New Zealand business, including transport infrastructure such as rail.

The Women’s Infrastructure Network in association with Aurecon and KiwiRail is delighted to host a panel discussion on the role of rail in meeting New Zealand’s net zero target. Our panel of speakers bring diverse perspectives from across the rail sector - policy, consultancy, corporate and project delivery.

Join us virtually on 24 May at 12.30pm for what will be a lively discussion.

Virtual Session

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Post-Budget Analysis

20 May 2022

Budget 2021 committed $57.3 billion for infrastructure over the four years to 2025. This year’s Budget includes a $6 billion one-off increase in operating expenses, earmarked for climate action and the Government’s health reform programme. With our infrastructure gap currently sitting at at least $210 billion, we invite you to join us at our post-Budget analysis breakfast event on 20 May as we discuss what the announced allocations mean for the infrastructure sector. 

We will be joined by Joey Shannon, Director Government and Infrastructure Advisory at KPMG, Brad Olsen, Principal Economist and Director at Infometrics and Michael Brook, Executive Director at HRL Morrison & Co Ltd. They will dissect the Government’s commitments and give their take on Budget 2022. This session will be facilitated by Tom Hunt, Banking and Finance Partner at Russell McVeagh. 

Register for the livestream here.

Russell McVeagh (Wellington)

07:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The Infrastructure Collective Auckland: Introduction to Business Cases

19 May 2022

As demand for infrastructure grows, there is an increasing need to better use limited public resources. To help support decision making, the Business Case process aims to provide the justification and rationale for undertaking a project or programme. The objective analysis and consistent format of a Business Case allows for easy comparability and transparency and helps enable smart, forward-thinking investment decisions that maximise public value.

EY (Auckland)

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Funding Climate-Responsive Infrastructure

06 May 2022

Climate action is one of the most pressing and long-term challenges facing New Zealand. The Government has accordingly indicated that investing to meet our climate change goals will feature strongly in Budget 2022.

Join us to hear from Hon Grant Robertson – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Minister for Infrastructure – and Dr Alan Bollard – Chair of New Zealand Infrastructure Commission: Te Waihanga and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – ahead of Budget 2022. 

Both will provide insights into the Government’s thinking and speak to how the Government intends to spend proceeds from the Emissions Trading Scheme. They will also reflect on what the upcoming release of the Emissions Reduction Plan means in terms of funding for climate change initiatives, their wider observations for the infrastructure sector and what the wider, macroeconomic implications for the economy are.

Beca (Auckland)

04:00 PM - 07:00 PM